The other day, Ace had a conversation with my mother-in-law about a lamp that sits in the living room. It's always left on, for light for my father-in-law to see by when he goes out to the living room before he leaves for work. The last light bulb burnt out while they were on their trip to Dallas. This is, from my memory, their conversation:
Ace: You might think about replacing that lamp. It seems to burn through bulbs a little too fast.
MIL: Yeah, I know. But it didn't use to do that.
Ace and I thinking: That's why you should replace it. Because it's obviously not working like it used to.
The lamp has burned through 4 or 5 light bulbs minimum since we moved here in April. It's already been commented on as unusually often.
The lamp is still there, and probably won't be gotten rid of when it does finally get replaced.